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:rofl3 You are too cute!! :rofl3

You want another medal, don't you? :tomuch:

Do I get a medal per fry? ;):rofl

They're so tiny!! I like taking pictures too much don't I :rofl

I treated my main tank for flukes yesterday (I didn't think I'd get any of the fry from the tank), will they be okay?

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They should be fine. :thumb:

A medal per fry. :rofl I'll let you ask Koko about that. :rofl3

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Congrats! :clapping: Now the fun begins!! My fry (maybe b/c they were at a lower temp) weren't ready to eat for about 4 days. It took them a long time to start swimming horizontally, and until they are doing that they probably won't eat. :D

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They should be fine. :thumb:

A medal per fry. :rofl I'll let you ask Koko about that. :rofl3

Oh that's good then, one less thing to worry about haha.

I was joking about the medal per fry :rofl

Congrats! :clapping: Now the fun begins!! My fry (maybe b/c they were at a lower temp) weren't ready to eat for about 4 days. It took them a long time to start swimming horizontally, and until they are doing that they probably won't eat. :D

Thank you! :D that's interesting to know. When they swim horizontally, do they still attach themselves to the glass? Or do they swim around the tank like adult fish?

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They swim horizontally in herky jerky motions. :rofl They are quite zippy. :nana

And I knew you were joking. :teehee

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Here's my Spike #1 (sorry so blurry).

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Hooray! Good luck! :heart Raising fry is one of the most amazing parts of fishkeeping!

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Hooray! Good luck! :heart Raising fry is one of the most amazing parts of fishkeeping!

Thanks Tammy :D

The bbs arrived today :) but I visited my lfs and bought some liquifry just incase I mess up and they don't hatch. Bought a tiny heater for the bbs hatchery too, so hopefully it should work out :)

I was feeling a bit cheeky and asked if they had any weekend jobs available, he told me that if I hand in my CV there's a good chance I could have a weekend job since I have experience with both fish and customer service, so fingers crossed :D :D

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:doh11::lol:

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:doh11::lol:

What? You don't want to give her 25+ breeding medals? :rofl

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I've set up the bbs hatchery tonight, waiting for it to come up to temperature and then I'll put the eggs and the salt in.

I still haven't put an air stone in with the babies - is this okay?

The eggs that I'd taken out of the main tank STILL haven't hatched. They haven't gone fuzzy or white, I can still see eyes, but it's been 10 days, does anyone have any idea what may be going on?

I did have 13 babies. I put them in the tank with the eggs and java moss, so I rarely see any. I've seen 2 of them today.

I'm feeling pretty concerned about the eggs, I don't understand why they haven't hatched, especially since there's now a heater in there :idont

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Seems I spoke too soon, they're all hatching right NOW :nana

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:rofl Oh Grandma! You're gonna need a pond. :rofl3

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:rofl Oh Grandma! You're gonna need a pond. :rofl3

Don't say that :rofl my mum has already suggested I set up indoor ponds in the barns so that we can keep them :rofl

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:rofl Oh Grandma! You're gonna need a pond. :rofl3

Don't say that :rofl my mum has already suggested I set up indoor ponds in the barns so that we can keep them :rofl

:rockon She's so happy that you've made her a great grandma! :teehee

So what size pond are you gonna have? :rofl

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:rofl Oh Grandma! You're gonna need a pond. :rofl3

Don't say that :rofl my mum has already suggested I set up indoor ponds in the barns so that we can keep them :rofl

:rockon She's so happy that you've made her a great grandma! :teehee

So what size pond are you gonna have? :rofl

I'm so glad she doesn't come on this forum, because I don't think there'd be any stopping her with all of the enabling that goes on :P:rofl

No pond for me :P I have enough maintainance to deal with as it is, I don't think I could hack a pond as well :rofl

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It's so funny to hear that your Mom is an enabler! :rofl For most, it's just the opposite! :) Tell your Mom she could come here and encourage me to build a pond!!!

Glad you've had more fry hatch!! :nana I don't think you need the air stone yet. It helps once you start feeding to break up the food/gunk that floats on the top of the water, but for the first week or so I really don't think it's necessary.

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Can anyone tell me how I separate the bbs from the eggs? :idont

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I seem to recall my year 9 biology teacher doing this. He used hypochlorite to decapsulate them, although I wonder if there's another way? :idont

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I seem to recall my year 9 biology teacher doing this. He used hypochlorite to decapsulate them, although I wonder if there's another way? :idont

My bbs have hatched, but when I scoop them up there's lots of egg casings. Will this affect the fry at all? Or should I just pour it all in?

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They are attracted to light. If you shine a bright light towards the bottom of the hatchery and wait about 10 minutes, they will swimm down to the bottom. You can then use a straw to get them out. Stick the straw down where they all are, cover the end of the straw with your finger and lift the straw out. :)

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I seem to recall my year 9 biology teacher doing this. He used hypochlorite to decapsulate them, although I wonder if there's another way? :idont

My bbs have hatched, but when I scoop them up there's lots of egg casings.

Oh, my bad, I misunderstood what you meant.

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Glad the BBS hatched!!! :greenbanana: How many fry do you have??

I used a turkey baster to suck up the BBS, and now I use it to pipette gel food and crushed pellets to the bottom of the tank…makes it less messy.

I can't wait to see more pics! :D

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Glad the BBS hatched!!! :greenbanana: How many fry do you have??

I used a turkey baster to suck up the BBS, and now I use it to pipette gel food and crushed pellets to the bottom of the tank…makes it less messy.

I can't wait to see more pics! :D

Thanks Erin, so am I! :D well it's hard to count because of the java moss, but there's at least 40 :)

I might have to invest in a pipette, the straw method still seems to pick up some egg casings :/

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You will always get some…fry tanks are messy! :rofl

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